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Must read. Hint: Author George Saunders‘ take on lipsticks, pigs.

And Now, Anacostia explores an old masonic lodge. He’s got the archival meat and potatoes i.e. old newspaper clippings to make this piece a must read for history buffs!

Prince of Petworth takes picture of building where a pizza place/wine bar is supposed to be in Adams Morgan . Finally, someone has combined two of the biggest cliches going: pizza-as-fine-dining and a wine bar. Thank God. Because there aren’t enough of those around. (Well maybe there’s always room for pizza). Meanwhile he asks if Polly’s is OK. It is.

Upset the Setup worries about the health risks associated with plastic.

Penn Quarter Living reports that Wine Spectator has lavished praise on four PQ spots. Read the item to find out which spots!

Columbia Heights News provides the details for the upcoming Columbia Heights Day Festival on October 4.

Metrocurean details Art and Soul‘s opening: “This Southerner’s heart went pitter-patter when I read that the restaurant’s bar will offer boiled peanuts and pork cracklins as bar snacks…” Sounds pretty cool.

Farm Fresh Meat shares: “I am really busy and don’t have time to say much, but this is about the longest I’ve gone without a post since this whole thing began so I wanted to drop by my own blog for a minute. It’s been a pretty crazy week in finance. It remains unclear what will happen in the long run, but it’s pretty safe to say that the face of Wall Street is pretty damn battered and will probably never be quite the same…”